Posted by old4570 | Oct 21, 2020 @ 05:37 PM | 4,242 Views
EDF Wing ( No power ) (0 min 44 sec)

This started a long time ago .. 30mm EDF Wing ..
The first 30mm EDF was impressive , enough so to start this project .
Unfortunately the day before the maiden , the motor died .

I could not find a motor for it so replaced the entire unit .. 2nd one was not as powerful as the first .
+ At the time I went DLG , so the project came to a halt ..
Until this morning .
A week or so ago I spotted the wing and remembered , oh yeah - I never played with that !
So now I know , that 30mm just dont cut it .

Oh dear ! Another project to work on . I think I have a smooth running 50mm EDF doing nothing .. So might shoe horn it in there .
Or maybe a 40mm ?
Hmmmmm .................... ( ? )

Update :
50mm is a 55mm EDF , runs smooth .. ( It's a nice EDF ) but way large for this wing !
BG has a alloy EDF ( 40mm ) , so ordered that ! How long to get it ? Way things are , maybe early 2021 ?
Posted by blitzu | Oct 21, 2020 @ 04:17 PM | 4,162 Views
So after about 5 years of getting my life organized bill wise,etc etc....i'm finially in the situation to be able to a buy a X Plus!

So after looking at all of Yuri's MASTER paintjobs,i finally decided on colours/design for my beast-HIGH VIS all the way!
Most visible colour in the sky

So long story short,emailed Yuri and 2 wks later-hey presto...i recieved a few pics from Yuri!
Posted by GottaZoom | Oct 21, 2020 @ 10:47 AM | 4,715 Views
Nearly 5 years ago I mounted a CC3D flight controller in a Delta Ray using 2 Pro 180 Extreme motors with brushed ESCs. It was a cheap project that was fun to build and fun to fly. Maybe some day the CC3D will make it back into a DR again using brushless ESC and motors instead.

Flight controllers have progressed a lot over these few years. I've long wanted to use a newer firmware to try building up a DR with some new features going beyond the simple stabilization I tried with the CC3D - and I guess the time to start has finally come.

A post by 747TestPilot kicked off a renewed interest, so I'm hoping we can learn from, and encourage, each other in starting some fun builds. Having never used ArduPlane (or any other version of ArduPilot), I will need to select and order a FC and learn a bit about a new board and the firmware before deciding on all of the other equipment I will use on this build.

I've also long wanted to get a Nano Goblin for a very efficient and light FPV plane, so recycling and using parts mostly from available spares for the DR could be a great way to get some experience with an updated, current flight controller using a new to me firmware. I've also not done a FPV build, so not sure if I will do that later, or add that to the build from the start.

My goal with this blog is simply to document our experience, and hopefully provide examples someone else may find useful with their own build. Participation by others with similar interest are very welcome to ask questions, offer suggestions, and even participate with their own FC builds.
Posted by DutchRC | Oct 21, 2020 @ 10:16 AM | 6,218 Views
Halloa people

so I've been using the Tango 2 radio for a couple of months by now.. I had intended to do a shorter-term review of it.. But by now I have do sooo manny flights with it.. It has turned out to be a LONG term review

I bought mine here: TBS Tango 2 Pro at
not an affiliate link...

I am actually in the process of making several video's about the radio And Crossfire..
But let's first have a quick look at my initial flight impressions

TBS Tango 2 (version 2) - MAIDEN FLIGHT ! :) (10 min 54 sec)

Posted by Jack Crossfire | Oct 20, 2020 @ 11:39 PM | 6,886 Views
Another well intentioned modeling job ended in a hot glue fiasco. Didn't want to order another battery eliminator & wait 6 weeks for China post, but didn't have any gold contacts either. The way to do it is to solder the contacts on a PC board & model around the PC board rather than try to model the complete wire routing in plastic or just rework an existing battery, as lions did for the 5D.

At least it worked & now every time the camera starts on the battery eliminator, it requires clicking through several screens of menus. At least this battery format was easier to replicate than the laptop battery connector in the T4I.
Posted by kiwi_craig | Oct 20, 2020 @ 09:17 PM | 7,383 Views
originally came with a scorpion 221-10, overall it s rather gutless frankly and swapped out for an ALZRC 450 2225 - 3800 kv motor. lots more power but head speed is on the high side on 4S - 3200 + range which the TT tail is not happy with it seems

Lookin at the turnigy SK3 - 2700kv motor and the three blade rotor head, I just really like the way 3 blade birds fly. and also back the head speed down into the 2800 rpm range where everything seems allot happier, and then try the 5 blade head with the semi scale copterX main blades - just to see what its like !
Posted by Jorge39 | Oct 20, 2020 @ 07:50 PM | 5,723 Views
Used bit in excellent condition. Will ship at buyers expense..
Posted by Jorge39 | Oct 20, 2020 @ 07:49 PM | 5,527 Views
Used bit in excellent condition. Will ship at buyers expense..
Posted by mfwilliams | Oct 20, 2020 @ 07:40 PM | 6,499 Views
It’s been eons since I have sloped. Actually over two years! This weekend, the wind gods sent us a decent southerlywind, perfect for our local slope. So with no valid excuses I met up with Poh Khaw and Chris Woodward at the dam on Sunday.

It was an excellent early fall day with a decent wind of about 10mph (as predicted). Trees were just starting to show some color. Lots of boaters were out, behind the dam, enjoying probably one of the last warm days on the water.

We went out about 1/3 of the way out on the dam and setup “camp”.
Chris brought his one flyable plane, a Multiplex Easy Glider Pro. Poh brought his Radian and HK Ridge Runner. I brought my FVK Gillette, HL Jerry, Zulu and AH Falco.
Obviously if were counting quantity of planes, then I won.

While Poh and Chris concentrated on catching slermals and riding up and far out. I concentrated on ripping up and down the slope. We garnered quite a bit of attention from families on their Sunday walks across the top of the dam. As you might have imagined.

We flew for over three hours. Or rather we talked and flew for over three hours. Only thing interesting of note was Chris and Poh performing a mid-air, almost right in front of us. Poh’s Radian didn’t get much damage. But as you can see in the pictures, Chris had his tail cut cleanly off. But a little epoxy and he’ll be ready for the next slope trip.

As we packed up, Chris asked us if we like to see some full scale (1:1) stuff. Of course...Continue Reading
Posted by simages | Oct 20, 2020 @ 04:42 PM | 6,853 Views
On October 4th was the World Wide Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon which was the 4th year in a row, the BCMA Ukie Squadron entered the
Controline Contest. We had 4-5 pilots entering to fly as many flights as they could to be logged into the World Wide Web Site and history books.
COVID probably affected beating the 2019 record logging; 554 pilots who made 6,127 flights
Posted by old4570 | Oct 20, 2020 @ 04:35 PM | 5,590 Views
HobbyKing Micro Tundra ( Take 2 ) (6 min 11 sec)

Take two ! ( Or crash 4 )

Yes , I could have just edited that out ! But where is the fun in that ( For you ) .

On the roll thing , I had 8 points of offset before , for this morning I halved that to 4 points to the left ( To counter that roll to the right )
Anyways , first launch ! - My fingers got hung up on something , probably the horizontal stabiliser . Resulting in crash 4 in the Micro Tundra illustrious flying history . ( Sure am racking up those crashes hu ? ) Does that prove how sturdy the MT is or how soft and mushy the ground I fly over is ?

Never mind .. The MT needed a lot of down trim to level it out , almost all of what the trim pot had to offer . I might have to manually level that out ( Elevator )
The flaps are effective , but because of the elevator trim situation the MT became very floaty with the flaps and doing a nice low flyby was hard as it just wanted to climb , ( I will have to sort that elevator )

My CG was pretty much on the money ( 26mm from LE ) with the Zippy 350 2s and 5ch Micro Rx ..
After 5 minutes of use the zippy was reporting 30% when I got home . And that was flying with relatively low throttle averaging 50% or less .

Flying weight = 156.2 grams
At this weight the Tundra did fly slow , especially with flaps .
The model was very stable and tracked well .
I think once properly trimmed and set up , the Micro Tundra will be a...Continue Reading
Posted by GroundControlRC | Oct 20, 2020 @ 03:56 PM | 5,639 Views

Glue & Fly™ Series F-22 Raptor Nano V1 Warbird - Test Flight #3 on 2S Power!

Here is a link to the Patreon "Behind The Scenes Episode 19" Build Tips Video:

Here is a link to the Playlist for the GFS F-22 Nano V1:

Here is a link to the Plans & Docs in Letter & A4 Format:

Here is a link to the Low Voltage Components Setup Diagram:

Here is a link to the Video:

Banggood GCRC

Here are links to all the Components I chose for this Nano Parkjet:

HappyModel EX1102 13500kv Brushless Motor (1.5mm Shaft - 13500kv)

***Receiver I used (Make sure the Receiver you choose matches your Transmitter Protocol!)
Receiver 4CH Low Voltage DSM2 DSMX

***Servos (I have ordered these and the ones they sent did fit the Micro Receiver I have. These were JST-SH 1.25mm Pitch on the Connector)
2Pcs 1.7g Low Voltage Micro Digital Servo Mini JST Connector for RC Model

10 Pairs LDARC 2.5 Inch 65mm-2blades Racer Propeller(hole diam:1.5mm) M2 Screw Fixing For Toothpick FPV
https://www....Continue Reading
Posted by unboxingexp | Oct 20, 2020 @ 12:13 PM | 6,006 Views
DLG with 3d printed pod build (17 min 32 sec)

Here is a build video of the quite innovative Vick Mini DLG by Vickmodel. It features a 3d printed pod, tape covered foam wings (1m) and a low price tag. Check it out!
Posted by simages | Oct 20, 2020 @ 12:10 PM | 6,220 Views
Although, I have 2 other projects on the bench, I've decided to start building the Carl Goldberg Cub as an Electric "Clipped Wing" version. Going to modify the cowling with a Continental A-65-8 dummy engine kit from Top Notch Products as well as using the Landing Gear from Super Cub 25e.
I hope to use my Permax BL-O 4235-0480 Motor & 60A ESC from the Multiplex XL Cub which has the same WS, length and flying weight, plus (+-) 1 lbs........


• Wing Span: 76 1/2 in. ( 194 cm)
• Clipped Wing: 67 1/2 in. ( 171 cm)
• Wing Area 744 sq. in. ( 4800 cm²)
• Length: 48 in. ( 122 cm)
• Weight: 7 1/2 lbs. ( 3.4 kg)
• Engine: . 40 – . 61 2 – cycle. (6.6 cc – 10.0 cc 2 – cycle) . 40 – . 90 4 – cycle. (6.6 cc – 14.7 cc 4 – cycle)

Build Thread HERE
Posted by Number_6 | Oct 20, 2020 @ 11:54 AM | 5,751 Views
With travel fun on hold because of pandemic, RC projects are at the top of the activity list here.

Finished another project but too rainy here today to go fly..... doing some PhotoShop instead.

This picture shows a CTH Gladiator flying wing converted to tractor motor LOS night flyer.

CTH no longer sells these larger EPP flying wings. Too bad. They were heavy lifters, and great glide...
perfect for adding some extra weight equipment for LOS night flying.

May have to click on image (a few times) to go to full image view.
Posted by dealdealerunltd1 | Oct 19, 2020 @ 08:17 PM | 6,508 Views
Honda only made these bikes for 2 yrs - This particular one is the ‘03 (last year of these 954’s) It’s also a genuine 1 owner motorcycle w/ only 11k actual miles. These 954 bikes are getting difficult to find in this kind of condition.. Check it out..

Currently in process of removing the rear extension blocks & putting back to stock length. Also doing a full polish on frame & swing arm. Just ordered a new set of Michelin Pilot Sports & flush mount signals for it this morning. Frame & swing arm are both coming out like chrome, but it’s a process.... Gonna be whole diff motorcycle when get it finish!! ! As everything else I purchase to play with a little while, it is for sale.

Powdersville SC 29673

Clean, clear title in hand... If interested..
Let’s talk..
Posted by lawrence4 | Oct 19, 2020 @ 06:34 PM | 7,547 Views
Only replace front damage bearing low to middle speed test flight (3 min 24 sec)

Lucky found one same size of front bearing to replace, okay for low to middle speed running.
Posted by old4570 | Oct 19, 2020 @ 04:11 PM | 6,607 Views
XK A160 without the flight control board (6 min 38 sec)

The Chicken = Airframe
The Egg = Flight control board

What the heck is going on ?

It's a completely different animal ! So I would say , that for me , the flight control board was crashing the XK A160 .
Because without the flight control board , this plane is NUTS stable . Almost like a train on tracks stable .
And the faster you fly the more stable it becomes . ( That might be the leading edge slats ) . There was no nasty stall tendency at all , not even when I stalled it .
That's crazy Where was the instability ( Yeah - in the flight control board )

Seriously XK can bite my shinny metal bee hive ! ( They sold me a turkey instead of a J3 cub )
XK owes me $$ ....